Tottenham face Jordan Pickford ‘competition’ as transfer race ‘heats up’ for bargain World Cup star

All the latest transfer news and rumours surrounding Tottenham ahead of the January transfer window.

Tottenham returned to action with a whimper on Boxing Day as they drew with local rivals Brentford.

Antonio Conte’s men did show spirit to come down from two goals behind to draw the game, but ultimately they left with just a point, and their inconsistent form has continued beyond the break. Tottenham are now preparing for a date with Aston Villa on New Year’s Day, and a more complete performance will be expected as Spurs attempt to realise their top four hopes.

In the meantime, we have rounded up all the latest transfer news and rumours surrounding the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Pickford chase

Tottenham are said to be interested in Everton goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, but it seems they are not alone in showing interest.

According to Simon Phillips, Chelsea are also showing an interest in the England star, and we could see an all-London transfer scrap during the January transfer window. Phillips told GiveMeSport: “He’s got a lot of interest. Tottenham, even Chelsea have been linked to him recently. I know that there is interest from Chelsea’s side as well, but there are a number of clubs.”

Everton boss Frank Lampard has recently suggested Pickford would stay, but the Toffees’ poor form won’t help their chances of keeping their star stopper.

Rabiot race heats up

Elsewhere, Spurs are said to be in the race to land Juventus star Adrien Rabiot. According to Tuttomercatoweb, Spurs are set to rival Arsenal in attempting to convince Rabiot to join ahead of his contract expiring at the end of this season. Clubs outside Italy are free to sign the midfielder to a pre-contract agreement from January 1.

Though, Arsenal, Tottenham or any other club could move to attempt to snap the midfielder up on the cheap in January, knowing Juventus may move to get some sort of transfer fee ahead of potentially losing the Frenchman for free in the summer.

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